Freshmen get feel for ENMU at Dawg Days

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Freedom New Mexico: Kevin Wilson Eastern New Mexico University senior Brian Campbell gives freshman nursing student Taryn Robertson Marissa Hyde a package of complimentary items Saturday afternoon at the college’s Dawg Days freshman orientation session. Robertson will be attending classes at ENMU and Clovis Community College. Kevin Wilson Amanda Straub wasn’t expecting the “Woo” when […]

Google may feel business end of government

Corporate America’s hubris is that it can have government do its bidding today without the risk that it will have to do government’s bidding tomorrow. Internet giant Google, the ubiquitous search engine company, may soon learn the downside of urging government intervention in its industry. Google has been among the main advocates for new federal […]

Area restaurant owners have not seen fish surcharge

Kevin Wilson New Mexico may eventually feel various pains as part of the ripple effect of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. So far, a fish surcharge isn’t one eastern New Mexico is dealing with. With fears of oil contamination, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has closed much of the Gulf of Mexico to […]

Businesses feel pinch after loss of overpass

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Tommy Gonzales, a shop technician with Tijerina Trucking in Clovis, does some work on a semi Wednesday afternoon. Gonzales said it’s been a struggle getting to work and getting auto parts for the job since the Hull Street overpass was closed last year. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer With […]

Putting love into words best gift of all

By Karl Terry: CNJ columnist Why do we have so much trouble telling the ones we love how we really feel about them? My mind has been on this problem for a few months now because of a program I’ve been involved in called Letters From Dad, which was organized by a group from my […]

County Manager Pyle discusses jail assessment

Curry County Manager Lance Pyle answered questions regarding the future of the jail and possible options for correcting deficiencies identified through an assessment dated Sept. 1. The assessment was conducted by a detention expert with the New Mexico Association of Counties. The interview was conducted via e-mail. It has been edited for clarity and grammar. […]

Family is what makes Clovis feel like home

By Capt. Tyler Moore: Cannon Connections guest columnist I recently completed formal equal opportunity training at Patrick Air Force Base in Florida.

Some retailers feel sheltered from economic slowdown

By: Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Randy Dayhoff, who owns Randy’s Shoes on Main Street, said the community’s diverse economic base and population growth from the Cannon Air Force Base expansion is shielding the local economy from a national slump in retail sales. Dayhoff attributes an increase in work boot sales to contractors working at […]

Giving back truly patriotic

By Clyde Davis: CNJ columnist Beneath it all, all the hooplah and ceremony, all the rah rah and fireworks, all the picnics and celebrating, lies a fundamental truth that we cannot afford to lose sight of. America is blessed with freedom. Even the freedom to say that we feel our freedom is threatened is somewhat […]

First person: Family gal

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Amy Sellers is currently an administrative assistant to the chief of police. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Amy Sellers has two families. Her children are one and her coworkers at the Clovis Police Department are the other. Sellers began working for the police department in November as a dispatcher […]

Wing commander promotes volunteerism

Courtesy Photo Col. Timothy Leahy, commander of the 27th Special Operations Wing at Cannon Air Force Base. In recognition of National Volunteer Week, Col. Timothy Leahy, the 27th Special Operations Wing commander, offered his thoughts about the importance of volunteerism in response to a series of questions from Cannon Connections staff. Q April 27-May 3 […]

Questionnaires don’t need answers

By Ned Cantwell: CNJ Columnist Major political parties send out questionnaires to get a handle on how their members feel about certain issues.They are rigged, of course, the questions phrased in such a way as to invite only one response. Here’s an actual question from a list recently sent to Republican Party members: Do you […]

Three city commissioners plan to run again

CNJ staff Today is the only day for candidates for mayor and city commission to sign up. Persons interested in running for municipal office must first obtain certification of voter registration from the county clerk’s office, said city clerk LeighAnn Melancon. Then candidates need to fill out a declaration of candidacy form at city hall […]

What does God see when he looks at you?

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist What do you think God sees when he looks at you? I didn’t ask what you think others see. I didn’t ask what you think you see when you look at yourself, but it’s an interesting question. We tend toward extremes. We might as well admit it. Most of […]

Some days are a struggle

Tonya Fennell: Cannon Connections Ever had a bad hair, nothing seems to fit, spill your coffee on the way to work day? How about an up most of the night because the baby was teething, slept through the alarm clock, cell phone was dead because you forgot to charge the battery day? Well, last Friday […]

Business Feature: Store caters to fans of New Mexican music

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Carolina Sierra stands in front of merchandise on display in her store, Carolina’s New Mexico Music. By Helena Rodriguez: CNJ staff writer Carolina Sierra hopes to fill a niche market with her recently opened music store. Located at 615 N. Main, Carolina’s New Mexico Music specializes in the fast-paced, drum […]

Life is too short to skip dessert

By Don McAlvy: Columnist “I, Ann Choate Smith (born in Clovis) had a date for lunch with my lady friends. Mae, a little old ‘blue haired’ lady, about 80 years old, came along with them. “All in all it was a pleasant bunch,” said Ann. “When the menus were presented, we ordered salads, sandwiches, and […]

Tragedy prompts prayers

By Anita Doberman: Columnist Everyone is talking about the Virginia Tech tragedy. We are shocked as individuals and as a society. As a parent, I cannot imagine the pain and anguish families and students must be experiencing. I then think about the young man’s family and the anguish they must be going through. I can’t […]

Small changes can help control time, lessen stress

Master Sgt. Michael McNeil The 27th Fighter Wing community is experiencing the effects of overload. Many are experiencing feelings of stress, anxiety, depression and burnout. Our personal and work lives have gotten busier and more hectic, and we all feel pressed for time, which can make us feel overwhelmed and out of control. But life […]

Stylin’ survivor

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Karla Granillo, left, a first-semester cosmetology student, styles the hair on her mannequin at Clovis Community College on Tuesday. CCC is the site of a program that provides free wigs and make-up to cancer patients. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer To shrink the cancer in her liver, Carol Johnson […]